Charlotte 49ers overcome Chowan, 47-7

Charlotte 49ers overcome Chowan, 47-7

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Charlotte 49ers overcome Chowan, 47-7

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by DAVID SCOTT / The Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Quarterback Matt Johnson threw five touchdown passes, leading the Charlotte 49ers to a 47-7 victory against Chowan on Saturday at Richardson Stadium.

Johnson, a redshirt freshman from Newton, completed 23 of 30 passes for 256 yards, with touchdown strikes of  7 and 10 yards to Austin Duke, a 30-yarder to Trent Bostick, a 40-yarder to Kalif Phillips and an 11-yarder to Corey Nesmith Jr.

With two victories over outmatched opponents so far, the startup 49ers (2-0) will face their stiffest competition of the season next week when they play host to N.C. Central, a team from the Football Championship Subdivision's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

As they did in a season-opening victory last week against Campbell, the 49ers had little trouble with Division II Chowan. With Johnson leading the way, Charlotte led 19-0 after one quarter, then took a 26-7 lead into halftime.

The game was played before an announced crowd of 16,598.

The 49ers had three interceptions and recovered two fumbles by the Hawks (0-1). Charlotte outgained Chowan 464-199.

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